Rex Announces New Melbourne-Perth Flights

Rex Announces New Melbourne-Perth Flights
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Australian carrier Rex this week announced plans to launch new flights between Melbourne and Perth.

The airline is entering a competitive segment to the Australian airline market, and aims to succeed.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The New Melbourne-Perth Flights…

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Rex will launch flights between Melbourne and Perth on June 28 this year.

It is understood flights will operate five times per week using their Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Economy fares come in at $299, with their Business Class fares coming in at $999.

This is Rex’s 11th domestic service with the aircraft type, and already flies to the likes of:

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Adelaide
  • Canberra
  • Hobart
  • Gold Coast

This new Melbourne-Perth route adds to the success the airline has received with the aircraft type across it’s network.

MEL CEO Lorie Argus commented on the new flights saying:

“We’re excited to see Rex expanding its offering from Melbourne because we know that more choice is great for consumers.”

“Having a third airline group flying between Perth and Melbourne will increase competition and allow more people to reconnect with family and friends or explore Victoria’s fantastic tourism offering.”

Perth Airport Chief Commercial Officer & Aviation Officer Kate Holsgrove added to this saying:

“Currently Rex operate four successful regional services within Western Australia.”

“The introduction of Rex’s first interstate routes from our Terminal 2 is a sure sign of their confidence in the Perth market.”

“This gives Western Australians more options for travel and we look forward to working with the Rex Airline team to ensure the new routes are successful.”

Taking the Fight to Competitors…

Rex Announces New Melbourne-Perth Flights
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Rex General Manager of Network Strategy, Warrick Lodge, is taking the fight to the airline’s competitors:

“When more airlines compete on a particular route, consumers benefit and our record in the domestic markets speaks for itself – Rex delivers terrific value for money”.

“Rex consistently outshines its domestic rivals in on-time performance and cancellation rates, and when travellers are booking a route of this distance and duration, reliability is paramount.”

“Our competitors cancelled 57 flights in total on this route in the first four months of 2024, while their combined on-time arrival and departure performance was only around 72 per cent.”

Fighting words are clearly there for a very tricky market that is Australia.


Photo Credit: Rex.

In conclusion, Rex flights between Melbourne & Perth are set to add extra competition against other airlines.

All eyes will be on launch day to see how the flights are received by passengers.

If there is success there, then we could see more flights added in due course between the two cities.

But for now, let’s see how the flights perform when they launch next month.

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